These days, everyone wants to achieve more - money, followers, projects, published articles. We’re all guilty of that because that’s what successful people tell us.

But once in a while, you just have to take a break and reward yourself for all the hard work. Sure, by working hard, we earn more money and advance our career. But what good is that if we’re burnt out, unhappy and always busy?

Therefore, after doing things that require your full mental capacity, you deserve to take a break.

For us, medical students, hard work means studying. That's why I sometimes binge a Netflix series. Or watch a movie. Maybe even have an afternoon nap.

It’s all worth it. I always perform better after slacking for a few days straight. The clarity allows me to think and study better.

But there’s another by-product. When you relax, do something that requires low energy, your brain still processes information you consumed. The results are new and amazing ideas and revelations.

For example, Quentin Tarantino does that in a pool after a full day of writing. He comes up with ideas, writes them down and works on them the following day.

Even if you feel like you can't take a break, just do it. It makes wonders.